Scenic Civic Center Sees The Bigger Picture, Optimizes Total Cost of Ownership with New Roof

Aug 19, 2022   |   Garland

Success Story: Statesville Civic Center | Statesville, NC

Civic Center

Statesville, North Carolina, is a vibrant community centrally located between the major cities of Charlotte to the south and Winston-Salem to the northeast. Statesville’s 30,000ft2 Civic Center balances its role as a historic central meeting place for residents, with the modern needs of business meetings and conventions drawing corporations from one of the country’s fastest-growing regions.

So when Civic Center Director Kenny Roberts noticed early signs of water intrusion coming from the building’s ballasted EPDM roof, he didn’t wait for the problem to worsen, and quickly called Garland representative Casey Brandemuehl for an assessment of the situation.


Roberts had two main objectives:

1.  To create and maintain a leak-free environment, prior to the leak issues the Civic Center was experiencing becoming a major intrusion.
2. He needed to make a limited budget work for the project without sacrificing the quality required to deliver on his first objective.

“We wanted to get out of the cycle of fighting leaks that comes with a lesser quality roof," says Roberts." At the same time, I knew what my budget was and had to stay within certain parameters. I’d looked at virtually every type of roofing system to find something that could meet our needs, and knew Garland had the highest-quality products available. Then Casey brought OMNIA Partners to the table, and everything fell into place.”


Casey Brandemuehl is Garland’s Territory Manager for the Carolinas. After touring the Civic Center and discussing Roberts’ objectives, he recommended the City of Statesville utilized Garland’s Design-Build Solutions (DBS) cooperative contract through OMNIA Partners, Public Sector. Section (e)3 of North Carolina Statute 143-129 states that any governmental or public agency is authorized to cooperatively purchase from contracts competitively solicited by another government agency for the purpose of increasing efficiency or reducing administrative expenses. Garland / DBS has held an approved contract for roofing and building envelope solutions with OMNIA Partners since 2019.

By leveraging the contract through OMNIA Partners, Roberts and his team were able to realize three important benefits:

1.  Choice in roofing system. Roberts and the City of Statesville team could choose the right system for their specific needs.
2. Assistance in qualifying local bidding contractors. Products are just one part of the solution – without a qualified contractor to install the roofing system, even the best systems will fail. The cooperative contract allowed the City of Statesville to evaluate competitive bids from local, vetted, and approved Garland roofing contractors.
3. Lower TCO. By utilizing the cooperative contract through OMNIA Partners to source materials directly from Garland, the Civic Center saved on total project cost from its initial estimates, while getting the exact system they wanted.


Local roofing contractor Davco Roofing & Sheet Metal was awarded the project and exceeded expectations as they installed the redundant 2-ply Garland roofing system of StessBase 80 base sheet with a StressPly E Mineral cap sheet. Above waterproofing protection, StressPly E delivered sustainability benefits, with 27% pre-consumer recycled content, 8% post-consumer recycled content, and 2.5% rapidly renewable content.

Brandemuehl partnered closely with Davco, visiting the job site three times each week during installation, and providing weekly status reports and photos to Roberts and the City of Statesville. The finished system received a 32-year No-Dollar-Limit warranty from Garland.

Said Brandemuehl, “Working with OMNIA Partners, we went beyond just providing material – we assisted Kenny with managing the entire process, including proper roof design, qualifying bidding contractors, checking in on the job during installation, and thinking long-term to ensure the Statesville Civic Center is able to continue hosting weddings, trade shows, and community events for decades to come - without leaks. The Garland Company is employee owned, which means I own a small part of the company. With support from OMNIA Partners and partnership from Kenny, I feel that same sense of ownership in the Statesville Civic Center.”

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About Garland and OMNIA Partners

Garland, through OMNIA Partners, supports public agencies to save you time and money. Our contract makes it easier than ever to get the services and resources you need, with access to competitive pricing in top categories such as roofing, waterproofing, and more. 

Garland/DBS, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance solutions for the commercial building envelope. Founded in 1895, the Garland organization is 100 percent employee owned, ensuring that every Garland employee is vested in the long-term performance outcomes of your building envelope projects.

OMNIA Partners is the largest and most experienced organization in procurement and supply chain management. Covering both the private and public sectors, OMNIA Partners unites industry-leading buying power and world-class suppliers to offer an extensive portfolio of sourcing solutions and partnerships. 

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